Learn to kayak Nepal

4 days Beginner Kayaking Course


This is our standard beginners kayaking course suitable for even those who have never been in a kayak before, or people wanting to brush up on their skills. In four days we will teach you all the basics of whitewater kayaking and leave you feeling confident on Grade II-III waters. Be warned though, if you are a beginner, you need a big sense of adventure and be up for a challenge!! There will be times when you will accidentally go for a swim! But don’t fear, that’s what our expert safety kayakers are there for. Our job is to make you feel as safe as possible whilst learning to kayak in Nepal.

Don’t have time for the full four days trip? Don’t worry, we can do just 1-3 days as well. However the four day course is designed for you to get the most out of your learn to kayak experience. 

We run this trip on the Trisuli river from our private tented camp, which in our opinion, is the best place in Nepal to learn (did we mention we have a swimming pool!). There are plenty of sections of the river to chose from to run depending on your ability and it is a nice, wide, exciting, safe river to learn on. We also have a great ‘lake’ right at the front of our camp, which is the perfect place to take your first steps in to the world of whitewater kayaking. Because of this, we can tailor make the trips to your kayaking ability and take things as fast or as slow as needed. 

See our detailed itinerary below.



Running every day, trip departs 6.30am from Kathmandu








4 days

Sorhakhutte Tourist Bus Stand, Thamel, Kathmandu at 6.30am daily

Gurung Valley, our riverside resort. We run a variety of sections of the river

Volume in November : 400cms (1400 cfs)

End of September until June (not July and August due to monsoon high water)

USD $425 / GBP £335 per person



  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
  • All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, matresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
  • All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus. (upgrades on transportation are available by request)
  • All equipment, including PFD’s, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.
  • River permits.
  • Extensive medical kit.


  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc…
    Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers…)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. To travel with GRG’s you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.
  • Private transportation to your next destination at the end of the trip


"I did a 4 day kayak clinic with GRG and it was awesome. I'd done a bit of whitewater kayaking in Scotland before but had a real lack of confidence, this course was really good for me because it allowed me to gradually build up my skills and confidence. The river is really fun, big bouncy waves with no rocks! I was able to get my roll down on the nice warm waters of the Trisuli and practise in moving water in a really safe environment. I was overall really impressed, the guys were so much fun, and the ratio of guides to clients was great - we had 3 people on the river for 2 clients for my course. I felt really safe the whole time and the river is really beautiful. The Trisuli is great for many abilities as there are nice easy rapids in the lower section and you can work your way upstream for more challenging whitewater. Oh yeah and the food was Delicious, a proper luxury Kayaking trip. I'm definitely planning to go back to Nepal for more paddling. Thanks for a great time Maila and the team!"
gurung valley sunset
Visited November 2014



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